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TFMoran Structural Project featured in “Green Energy Times”

TFMoran Structural Engineers provided design services for the Concord Housing Authority Crutchfield Apartments retrofit project in Concord, New Hampshire, which was featured in the Green Energy Times October issue!  Resilient Buildings Group (RBG) of Concord, NH built a team for the Crutchfield Apartments project that included TFMoran for structural engineering.

Some barriers for the project deserved extra attention. The fact that the building is constructed of concrete modules presented difficulties that could not be addressed without careful planning, including a detailed investigation of the structure. The concrete floors include cores and steel prestressing strands, which needed to be located. Some of the installation required drilling holes in the floors, walls, or ceilings, and drilling through prestress strands can compromise an entire building.

Since the new heating system was to be mounted on the roof, this location placement required additional planning to verify that the roof was properly reinforced to manage the weight.

Read the full article here.

 

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Dana’s Towing and Repair breaks ground in Hampton

Dana’s Towing and Repair held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 13th for their new 2,900 sf facility at 349 Lafayette Road in Hampton, NH.  The project began in 2019, in partnership with  Martini Northern Construction Management, TFMoran, Ikon Construction Management, and Kennebunk Savings Bank. Construction is expected to be complete in fall of 2021.

This family-owned and operated business has served the Seacoast Area for over 50 years as a full-service automotive repair and towing company. The new 5 bay facility will accommodate larger vehicles and house state-of-the-art equipment.

TFMoran provided surveying, civil, and structural engineering services for the project.

The Martini Northern Team, Ikon Construction Management as well as TFMoran’s Project Manager, Chris Rice were in attendance and helped to break ground alongside a representative of Dana’s Towing and Repair.

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Celebrating Engineers Week 2021

February 21-27 is National Engineers Week, and TFMoran is celebrating the hard work of our over 30 Civil, Structural, and Traffic Engineers! This week is promoted annually by DiscoverE, an ASCE partner, to promote the profession and celebrate engineers by showing the world the important work engineers contribute to our every day lives.

“This year’s theme – Imagining Tomorrow – celebrates all the ways engineers make the world a better place, like delivering solutions to combat climate change, securing cyberspace, developing vaccines and more.”

Thanks to all our Engineers and support staff who embody the core values of TFMoran: Engineering Excellence and Superior Client Service

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TFMoran Project Featured in New England Real Estate Journal’s Project of the Month

The New England Real Estate Journal has chosen Bio-Techne Corp. as the February project of the month. Construction was recently completed on the 26,000 s/f addition to the corporate headquarters located in Devens, Massachusetts.

TFMoran provided Structural Engineering and Construction Administration services for the project, and worked closely with Connolly Brothers, Inc. and Maugel Architects. The single-story addition provides more manufacturing and warehouse space for the life sciences company.

Check out the full article here.

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Another TFM Structural Project Featured in High Profile’s Fast Facts Friday!

TGIF- and happy Fast Facts Friday! Acton Medical Associates at Highland Commons, a recent TFMoran Structural project is featured in High Profile’s Fast Facts Friday! Located in Hudson, MA, TFMoran Structural Engineers worked closely with Maugel Architects and Greenleaf Construction. Construction on the project began in September 2020 and was completed in December. Awesome job to everyone involved and thank you to High Profile for the shoutout! Check out the full article here.

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TFM News in High-Profile’s February Issue!

The most recent issue of High Profile features TFMoran news including the announcements of new hires, awards, promotions and projects, as well as our recent donation to the NH Children’s Scholarship Fund.

The recent announcement of the addition of Julia Chartier and Guiseppe Granara was featured on High Profile’s “People” page. The promotions of Tom Lamb, Kyle Roy and Chris Rice was also prominent on the page, with High Profile being the first in press to feature this exciting news. The “Up Front” section recognized TFMoran for our recent contribution to CSFNH, with a photo of TFM COO Dylan Cruess presenting a check to Kate Baker of CSFNH. The “Awards” section recognizes TFMoran’s most recent award, earning a Gold-rating from The Registry Review‘s “Best of 2020” readers’ survey.

The February Issue has a focus on Restoration and Renovation and Cannabis Facilities. TFM Structural Engineers were a part of the project team for the Bio-Techne Corporate Headquarters located in Devens, Massachusetts. Working alongside Connolly Brothers, Inc. and designed by Maugel Architects, this single story addition includes an extended shipping area, storage and manufacturing spaces inside the former military base turned mixed-use community.

Another recent TFM Restoration and Renovation project, NewCorr Packaging, is also featured. Led by Maugel Architects, TFMoran Structural Engineers helped to complete the 40,000sf expansion in Northborough, Massachusetts which includes renovations to the front entry, lobby, and restrooms, as well as the expansion of the warehouse area.

Check out the full publication here.

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TFMoran Joins ISNetworld®

TFMoran has joined ISNetworld® as a Member Contractor. ISNetworld® is a hub for Hiring Clients that streamlines the qualification process and helps improve workplace safety for both client and contractor. Over 75,000 active contractors and suppliers use ISNetworld® along with over 650 Hiring Clients. Established in 2001, they are the global leader in contractor and supplier management.

The way ISNetworld® works is: Contractors and suppliers submit information such as insurance documents, safety programs, and incident rates. Their team then reviews these documents against regulatory and Hiring Client requirements, allowing Contractors and Suppliers to easily identify gaps in documentation required by Hiring Clients as well as allowing Hiring Clients to more easily find qualified Contractors and Suppliers.

To learn more, visit https://www.isnetworld.com/en/.

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Ezequiel Galvan joins TFMoran’s Structural Engineering Department

Ezequiel Galvan has joined TFMoran as a Structural Engineer in the Bedford office. Mr. Galvan recently graduated from the University of New Hampshire at Durham with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has two years of experience as a Structural Design Intern, focusing on the design of concrete planks, crane layouts, and hoist plans, as well as concrete quality control testing.

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TFMoran Welcomes Jacob Woodard to the Structural Engineering Department

TFMoran Welcomes Jacob Woodard to the Structural Engineering Department

Jacob Woodard has joined the Structural Engineering Department as a summer intern. Jacob attends the University of New Hampshire in Durham majoring in Civil Engineering with a Structures focus. His course work includes Mathematics, Engineering Management, Soil Mechanics, and Design of Steel Structures.

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TFM Structural Engineering project featured in New Hampshire Union Leader

One of TFMoran’s structural engineering projects, the Glen House hotel, is in the news! On Monday, September 10, 2018 the New Hampshire Union Leader featured an article on the front page about the opening of the Glen House hotel, completing the 25-year master plan for the Mount Washington Auto Road in Green’s Grant, NH. TFMoran provided structural design services this new 3-story, 68-room hotel for project architect BMA Architectural Group of Amherst, NH. Stibler Associates of Bedford, NH provided interior design, and Martini Northern of Portsmouth, NH was the general contractor.

Congratulations to The Glen House!

To view the pdf of the printed article, click this link: Union Leader Article 09-12-18_Glen House

Or read the text below:

Opening of Glen House hotel completes 25-year master plan for

Mount Washington Auto Road

Howie Wemyss, general manager of the Mount Washington Auto Road, stands on the third-floor balcony of a room in the new Glen House hotel, which is opening soon. The hotel has 68 rooms, about half of which have balconies looking west at the Auto Road and the tallest peak in the Northeast. (JOHN KOZIOL/CORRESPONDENT)

GREEN’S GRANT — When it opens this week, the fifth Glen House will become the newest lodging establishment in the White Mountains and will fulfill a 25-year master plan for the Mount Washington Auto Road.The 68-room, three-story structure is on the site of the former Great Glen Ski Lodge on the western side of New Hampshire Route 16, north and across from the Base Lodge of the Mount Washington Auto Road.

In addition to meeting a need for rooms in the Mount Washington Valley, the Glen House will also boost the economy with the hiring of up to 40 full- and part-time employees.

In 1861, when what was then known as the Carriage Road opened, the first Glen House in the area of the current Base Lodge was already nine years old. That Glen House was destroyed by fire, as were the next three after it.

In 2001, fire also claimed the Great Glen Ski Lodge, a fact not lost on Auto Road officials in the construction of the new Glen House, which is outfitted with sprinklers and other safety measures.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Glen House will be held at the hotel at 11 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a soft opening soon thereafter and a grand opening sometime in October.

The year-round hotel will be operated by Olympia Hotel Management and is owned by the Mt. Washington Summit Road Company, which itself is owned by four families, with the Libby family being the majority owner.

While overseeing the finishing touches at the hotel last week, Howie Wemyss, who is the Auto Road’s longtime general manager, said the Glen House is the culmination of a process that began in the 1990s. It was then the Libby family, who are the descendants of Elihu Libby, initiated a master plan for the extensive Auto Road property.

At the turn of the 20th century, Elihu Libby bought the Glen House and in 1906, he also purchased the Auto Road. Since that time, Wemyss said the ownership group led by the Libbys has worked to develop a comprehensive vision for what is called the oldest manmade attraction in America.

Beginning in the 1990s, that vision became a master plan which included building the Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center in 1994 and a new Glen House. The Auto Road’s proposal to build the hotel in 2007 was stymied by the 2008 recession but brought back in 2015 when it was approved by the Coos County Planning Board.

Ground was broken on the hotel in April 2017. Despite some weather-related delays, the structure, which was estimated to cost upward of $14 million, is now ready for guests, said Wemyss.

As they come into the hotel, guests will immediately be drawn to the first and most significant of the “wow” elements built into it: a lounge at the back of which is a soaring wall of glass. It offers unparalleled views of Mounts Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison. About half of the hotel’s rooms have balconies.

Moving back from the glass wall, visitors can visit the bar or sink into a cozy seat in the lounge, which features a fireplace topped by a faux moose head. “It’s made of cloth,” explained Wemyss, and is intended to be a conversation starter.

Also on the hotel’s first floor is The Notch Grille, a full-service restaurant that will be open to guests and the public seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers cuisine billed as “North Country favorites with a modern twist;” a pool; a thoroughly wired multi-purpose conference room; and a fitness center.

Wemyss concedes that the pool is small. And given the number of trails just outside the hotel, the adjacent fitness center filled with high-tech work-out machines seems a bit redundant.

Sustainability

Nonetheless, all the amenities, as well as Wi-Fi both inside and outside the hotel, have been provided to enhance the overall guest experience, said Wemyss, who added he is equally proud of some of things that are less visible.

For starters, the Glen House is built with sustainability in mind. It is believed to be the only hotel in New Hampshire to have a geo-thermal system for heating and cooling, said Wemyss, adding that part of the hotel’s current energy needs are being met partially from an existing hydro project at the Auto Road Base Lodge.

In several years, once the hotel’s energy consumption has been clearly defined, Wemyss said a solar array would be built to augment the power coming from across the street.

The hotel’s Otis elevators are also kind of neat, he said, because not only are they fast and quiet, they regenerate electricity in going up and down. He noted that waste heat that is generated in the hotel’s kitchen by walk-in refrigerators is captured and put back into the geo-thermal system.

That system reflects the Auto Road’s commitment to stewardship, said Wemyss. He noted that such a system, because of the larger upfront cost and longer break-even time, has often deterred other hotels in northern New England from using it.

“If you want to break even in seven years, you don’t go geo-thermal,” he said, but the Auto Road and the Libby family are firmly behind it.

“Everyone wants it (the new Glen House) to be profitable,” said Wemyss, “but after 112 years of family ownership, they (the Libbys) have the luxury of taking a longer view on the investment.”